Sunday, July 26th is preview day with “L’arte si…cura”, a day dedicated to tours of the historic center of Arezzo, to discover the old health facilities in Arezzo. A series of fascinating tours will be put on by the Centro Guide Arezzo. The event is free for all healthcare professionals and 5 euro for other participants. Reservations are required (email@example.com or 334 3340608).
Monday, July 27th there are three events on the agenda. The first starts at 6pm with the social media star Pietro Resta, aka Wikipedro who will present his book “Non sei mai stato a Firenze se…” published by Mondadori. At 7pm, the award-winning Roman writer, Melania G. Mazzucco, presents her latest literary work “The architect,” published by Einaudi. She is the author of several essays, novels and reports and won the Premio Strega in 2003 with her work “Vita.”
At 9:30pm the Arena Eden opens its doors to the Umbrian theatre, cinema and fiction actor Marco Bocci (whose real name is Marco Bocciolini). He will present the first film he’s directed “A Tor Bella Monaca non piove mai piove”, starring Libero De Rienzo and Andrea Sartoretti. Gianluca Corti and Alessandro Perrella will also participate in the event, followed by a screening of the film.
Tuesday, July 28th is the night for two important events at the Eden. At 6.30pm, the Tuscan cartoonist Sergio Staino will present “Quell’idiota di Bobo. In defense of goodness in life, in satire and in life”, published by La Nave di Teseo. At 9:30pm, the “Passione Saracino” will begin. It’s an event dedicated to the Joust in Arezzo which was canceled this year in June and September due to COVID-19. The event will focus on the protagonists of yesterday and today who all helped bring the exciting world of the Joust in Arezzo to life. Coordinator: Luca Caneschi.
Wednesday, July 29th is the grand finale of the eighth edition of the festival at 9:30pm at the Eden with Simone Cristicchi. This well-known singer-songwriter, theater actor and writer comes from Rome and he’s a long-time friend of the Passioni Festival. He’ll present the book “Abbi cura di me” (Sanpaolo edition) as part of an event filled with music and words. Moderator: the journalist and writer Massimo Orlandi.
Seats are limited due to the restrictions in place in order to comply with the COVID-19 rules, therefore reservations are required. For the events at 9:30pm there is an online ticket that costs 2 euro (tickets cost 1 euro + 1 euro pre-sale fee). For the other events, admission is free. Reservation for afternoon events: 3388431111 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For online reservations for evening events: https://cinemaeden.ticka.it/ (single ticket). For info: www.arezzopassionifestival.it, Arezzo Passioni Festival Facebook page, email@example.com.